The next Age of Empires 3: Definitive Edition content update, Knights of the Mediterranean, will be released on May 26, 2022.
Confirmed through a shiny new video teaser, Ensemble Studios revealed more about the new content’s Italian and Maltese civilizations, an all-new “casually friendly tycoon game mode” and the first-ever set of historical maps that are believed to offer “endless replayability.” with a historical twist”.
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Maltese civilization is special because – as “one of the epitomes of a Mediterranean melting pot” – it “defends the Mediterranean from incursions with unique fortifications, can don shiny armor to ward off attacks, and can fire fixed cannons at enemies from afar “. In addition, you have access to “superior logistics” in battle and also to special Chapter galleys.
And the Italians? “Fabulously prosperous merchant republics, kingdoms, duchies and even the papacy had fueled the Renaissance and dominated the trade networks of the Mediterranean,” explains the official website. “However, when not engaged in conflicts abroad, the Italian states fought each other almost continuously until the Risorgimento produced the new Kingdom of Italy.”
In addition to two new civilizations, there will also be 30 new random maps, nine new minor civilizations, eight historical maps, and two new modes: Diplomacy and Tycoon. The former allows players to change their allegiances to other players throughout the game, while Tycoon – which accompanies Supremacy, Deathmatch and Empire Wars – is designed to “focus on Age of Empires 3: Definitive Edition’s economy building.” , in which players focus on creating the “strongest economies for their empires” without having to strengthen armies or defend sieges.
Knights of the Mediterranean is available to pre-order now on Steam and the Microsoft Store for £8.